99.9% of all creatures that have ever lived are dead. That’s a lot of bones buried beneath the surface world and most of them will never be accurately identified. Several dinosaurs have only ever existed due to improper skeleton assimilation, fitting the disparate joints together like a prehistoric jigsaw puzzle without the convenient cover photo to know what you’re making. Of course, it’s possible we actually got it right by accident. So it’s not a stretch to assume that the horrific amalgamations of the Forgotten Boneyard could, in fact, exist somewhere deep within the bedrock, crunching beneath our feet. Some of these pieces are available for purchase at etsy.
This young child and her parents had fled the civil war in Afghanistan and were living in Pakistan when McCurry took this picture. The delicate emerald shawl, her rich blue eyes and serene gaze all evoke determination.
"I wanted to tell the book thief she was one of the few souls that made me wonder what it was to live, but in the end there were no words - only peace. The only truth I truly know is that I am haunted by humans."